chocolate chip and peppermint m&m cookies
It’s no secret that I love mint and I’m also a huge fan of a perfectly buttery chocolate chip cookie, so it’s no surprise that I love these chocolate chip peppermint M&M cookies. I didn’t even know that M&M made peppermint candies until I saw this recipe posted on Two Peas and Their Pod. I tried to resist the urge, but there was just no way that I could not go out and find the peppermint M&Ms and make these cookies.
I don’t really dislike white chocolate chips – but I don’t really love them either – and since mint and chocolate go so well together, I figured I would just swap out the white chocolate chips with regular chocolate. Personally I think they’re just perfect with bittersweet chocolate chips, adding a little depth to the cookies. I’ve never baked anything with candy canes, so I wasn’t really sure what would happen to the little bits baked into the cookies. They ended up softening enough to meld well with the cookie and added a fun and unexpected crunch to the cookie.
These are the perfect cookies for the holidays – festive and full of Christmas cheer. My sister is less of a peppermint fan and even she really liked these cookies. I like them so much that I’m afraid I’ll be craving them all year round. Don’t tell anyone, but I may just have to stash away some peppermint M&Ms and candy canes so I can make them again later.
Looking for more ways to infuse some mint into your Christmas cookies? These marvelous chocolate mint cookies made with Andes mints should do the trick!